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. fire leeds to heartbreak for the horse racing community in charles town but several horse were saved when witnesses stepped in to help. good evening. i'm jim vance. >> i'm doreen gentzler. the impact on horse racing and animal lovers is being felt.
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jackie bensen joins us with more. >> reporter: when steve clark saw fire he did what many people do almost automatically these days, he pulled out his cell phone to take pictures. that phone record ad chaotic scene and heroic rescue. this couple were heading home when they saw fire. >> the horse barn is on fire. >> reporter: one barn was engulfed in flames which spread to a second barn and threatened a third. amber is a life long rider and horse lover. >> it was difficult. we're with unfamiliar horses that were scared doet. >> reporter: it was 4:00 a.m. and so dark rescuers used cell phones to see inside the third barn which was filling up with smoke. >> this whole thing is going to flash. we need to get out of here.
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>> any halters you can find. >> reporter: when the flames were extinguished fire officials announced the terrible toll, more than two dozen racehorses lost their lives. >> unfortunately, this fire had a big start on us. when we arrived we had fire blowing maybe 30 to 40 feet out of the roof of the barns. >> reporter: thanks to the work of rescuers nearly as many were saved. in daylight the horses were brought into a nearby corral, still nervous but alive. >> they seemed to know they were being helped, even though they were scared to death they knew they wanted out. >> reporter: taylor and clark said they just wished they could have done more. back to you. jackie bensen, thank you. tomorrow is known by many aster bill tuesday. unofficial end to summer and return to work and school for just about everybody in the
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area. it also means more congestion on the roads and the rails, and that will be evident come morning. john trippen has more. >> reporter: as you can see behind me the key bridge, the traffic here is flowing tonight. come tomorrow morning aaa mid-atlantic say major arteries like this one and others around this washington region will be packed. if you're going to work or taking the kids to school tomorrow morning leave the house early, put more songs on your ipod do whatever you can because chances are your commute will not be fun. as the sun septembers on the mall on labor day festivities it marks the unofficial end to summer fun. >> it was definitely too short. it flew by in the matter of a week. >> reporter: tuesday morning government employees head back to work and kids will be heading back to school. >> a little crazy, you know. just the traffic seems like it's been really bad this year. this summer.
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been crazy summer. >> reporter: aaa mid-atlantic say there are 3 million workers in the washington metro area and half of them drive to work every day by themselves. if you do have to get on the road on tuesday there are some areas to avoid. >> most of the potomac river crossings. construction is going on. i-95 south. 300,000 cars. greenbelt, which is the most congested part of the beltway. >> reporter: taking metro is one way around the problem but riders on the red line will have their own set of issues to deal with. metro said after being closed trains will resume running at the glenn mont, wheaton, silver spring and tacoma station but running at a reduced speed. >> can't do anything but get on train at my regular time and hope for the best. >> reporter: if you can pull it off, aaa mid-atlantic say this is the best way to avoid tuesday's rush.
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>> call in sick. say the dog ate my homework. whatever excuse you can find, use it tomorrow. >> reporter: that is an alternative. boss will not like to hear it. if you do call out sick aaa mid-atlantic says tomorrow morning's traffic the kind of traffic people around the region need to get used to it. we'll see it for the rest of the fall. it will be a shock to so many because we haven't seen it in the past three months. reporting live from the key bridge, trip. back to you. after one of the nicest labor day weekends in memory, things are going to get warmer outside tomorrow. doug kammerer is in the storm center with that. >> a great day for kids to go back to school. a lot of kids say what do you mean? weather wise anyway it will be quite nice. 74 degrees out there right now. dew point of 61. humidity only 64%. within out of the south at 10 miles per hour. it is a gorgeous night out there temperature wise and we're falling down. 66 in frederick, maryland.
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down towards culpeper, virginia 64 degrees and clinton, maryland coming in at 68. tomorrow the bus, hopefully making its way towards the bus stop. 56 to 65 degrees as everybody, a lot of you are heading back to school. my complete forecast coming up in just a little bit. thanks, doug. today was not a day off for candidates for d.c. mayor with the primary nearly a week way now. council chairman vincent gray has a lead over incumbent mayor adrian fenty. gray spent this labor day encouraging supporters to vote early. mayor fenty did the same after enlisting the help of school chancellor michelle rhee. 9,000 people voted in the first week. president obama chose labor day to unveil a long term jobs program. the president made appearance at labor fest in milwaukee.
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he detailed a $50 billion program intended to improve the nationing transportation system and create thousands of new jobs. >> we're going rebuild 150,000 miles of our roads. that's enough to circle the world six times. that's a lot of road. we're going to lay and maintain 4,000 miles of our railways. enough to stretch coast to coast. >> the majority of the jobs won't be created until next year. republicans said the american public is weary about the administration asking for more money and more patience. the president and many other americans are remembering the life of jefferson thomas tonight. thomas was one of the little rock nine a group of nine black students who integrated the all white central high school in arkansas in little rock in 1957. they first went into the school under heavy military escort. president obama said the country owes mr. thomas a debt of
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gratitude for the stand he took and the leadership he showed in the decade since then. he died yesterday at the age of 68. still ahead on news 4 11:00, joran van der sloot admits taking money from natalee holloway's family and why. >> tropical storm hermine strengthening quickly. an unusual sight outwest when a be climber takes to a sky skrarp. nationals rookie has a day to be. also maryland and navy go down the wire and the boise state virginia tech matchup, certainly lived u chevy chase bank is becoming capital one bank. with the most locations in the dc area, we figured they could use our help. ♪ down a bit.
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shot in a drive by on blaine street tonight. two teenage girls and adult were shot at the clay terrace apartments last night. it is not yet clear if the two shootings are connected. everyone who was wounded is expected to survive. some area residents will have access to the flu shot starting next week. public health be officials in virginia and west virginia say a record 160 million doses have been made available nationwide. health departments in those two states expect to start vaccinating people next tuesday. this year it will include a strain of the h1n1 or swine flu voire. people will loin need to get one shot this year. a new app allowing students and alumni to better connect with the university of virginia. uva launched its own app this weekend. i want has 22 functions, including reporting campus news, course schedules and real-time sports scores. but it's new reality feature is
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getting the most attention. i want allows users to pull up information on buildings by simply viewing the building through an iphone camera. wow. still to come on news 4 an eavesdropping scandal in britain gets new attention as focus shifts from a newspaper to 10 downing street. tropical storm hermine is leading to flood concerns. doug is back w
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the man suspected in the disappearance of natalee holloway has admitted to a dutch newspaper that he exported money from natalee holloway's parents. his name is joran van der sloot. he told the telegraph that he did it to get back at natalee holloway's family. he said her parents made his life difficult. hold's family paid $10,000 to learn the location of her body.
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sloopt sloopt is accused of taking the money and then going to south america. he's currently in jail in peru. there he's facing murder charges in the death of another young woman. the investigation into wiretapping by a british tabloid is now shifting focus to the prime minister's office. allegations surfaced four years ago that the news of the world used illegal wiretap on hundreds of public figures including princes william and harry. a "new york times" investigation now claims then editor-in-chief andy coldson new and encouraged that wiretapping. tropical storm hermine gained strength tonight before make landfall just south of the texas-mexico border. mike seidel was in south padre island. >> reporter: we're getting hit by one of those rain bands from hermine. wind gusts 50 to 65 miles per
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hour. scattered power outages. inland it will be more of a rain issue, a flood threat than anything else. the within will die down late tonight. tomorrow rain with flood watches up far north as dallas, texas. this storm perfect timing here for the beach season. >> our main summer season is over. still always a great tourism season here but this, the timing, if we got to do it, good time. >> reporter: those bands closest to the center as they roll through here late they are evening. we'll see higher wind gusts. once again, reiterating, inland impact will be flood related. schools have been closed for tomorrow. and they got shelters ready. they have generators in place and crews on stand by. they are ready to go if needed. back to you. all right. that was mike seidel, reporting from texas. that looks like one that will not affect us. >> not affect us.
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it formed 24 hours ago. and quickly became a tropical storm. so one day those people were going bed the next morning hey we have tropical storm warnings out there and fortunately for them it did impact them the day after labor day. tomorrow will probably be the worst day with a lot of rain there. we can use some of that rain but not going get it. out there right now taking a look outside, beautiful conditions. we really did see a great day. high temperature today reached 87 degrees. low this morning was 62 degrees. average high is around 82. nice and warm and really just a great day out there on this labor day but, you know what? everybody has to go back to work tomorrow and you'll go back to work with great conditions. 74 degrees out there now. dew point 61. humidity 64%. winds occupant of the south at 10 miles per hour. nothing on the radar once again as i was telling you. we need to see train out there and doesn't look like we'll see any rain for at least the next six to seven days. next best chance of rain i see doesn't come until next sunday. dry weather continuing over the
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next few days. 66 right now in frederick, 72 in sterling, 72 in la plata. we'll continue to see these temperatures dip down. look at salisbury already at 62 degrees. upper 50s. a lot of 50s overnight tonight and as you wake up tomorrow morning, heading off to school, 66 degrees at 6:00 a.m. a lot of kids have not heard that alarm clock going off recently. you'll hear it tomorrow. 75 degrees by 10:00 a.m. about third period. 86 degrees at 2:00. nice and warm with a temperature getting up to near 90 degrees. 89 by 6:00. so what have we seen around the area? nothing but sunshine and now dealing with clear skies. clouds to the south and east. for us we continue to be dominated by an area of high pressure and it's not going anywhere soon. it will stay across the region, slide on down to the south and east. that will help to warm up. temperatures making their way up into the 90 degree range during the day tomorrow. some areas around the culpeper area, frederick, maryland, 91,
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92 degrees. a frontal boundary will move through during the day on wednesday. that front will allow for much cooler air on thursday and friday as well. a nice cool down. feel much more like fall as we make our way across the next couple of days. the tropical satellite, tropics have been very active. we just told you about hermine. the remnants of gaston really not looking good at all. it still could develop but looking like a weak storm. tomorrow morning, clear skies. feeling good out there. 56 to 65 degrees. then for tomorrow your day tomorrow looking all right. temperatures getting up to around 90 but still quite comfortable after that nice little warm up with plenty of sunshine. by the way, kids, recess should be spectacular tomorrow. 86 on your wednesday. 78 on thursday. 78 on friday with plenty of sunshine and then we move into the chances for rain coming up on sunday and into monday. at least right now half the weekend looks great. >> if the summer has to end this was a pretty good way to end it.
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>> not bad at all. >> how do you know third period is around 10:00. >> it hasn't been that long for me. that was physics for me. >> that's pretty good. still ahead tonight meet one marathoner who is impressing everyone with his heart. and in sports, terps, [ male announcer ] progress. progress is saving tax payers millions of dollars, with the help of visa digital currency. which lets troy reiners, manager of nebraska's child support payment center, put money into pre-paid visa accounts for just a penny... instead of mailing out checks for 59 cents each.
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now that's progress. visa. currency of progress. visa. no oil has flowed into the gulf for weeks, but it's just the beginning of our work. i'm iris cross. bp has taken full responsibility for the clean up in the gulf and that includes keeping you informed. my job is to listen to the shrimpers and fishermen, hotel and restaurant workers and find ways to help. that means working with communities. we have 19 centers in 4 states. we've made over 120,000 claims payments, more than $375 million. we've committed $20 billion to an independent claims fund to cover lost income until people impacted can get back to work. we'll keep looking for oil, cleaning it up if we find it and restoring the gulf coast. i was born in new orleans. my family still lives here.
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bp is gonna be here until the oil is gone and the people and businesses are back to normal... until we make this right. but you wouldn't want an antique computer. or an antique tv. ♪ or an antique remote control. so why are you still using an antique cable network created in 1948 for your 2010 tv? it's time to hook your tv up to a 100% fiber optic network. it's time for fios. visit call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v. > good game. >> i know i was going to say for labor day these two teams played their butt off. >> you can say that. >> they love it when we can say stuff like that. virginia tech took a punch in the mouth tonight. they allowed number 3 boise
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state to go up 17-0 in the first quarter. the hokies came back. this game was so much on the line. boise state came backswinging. right now virginia tech leeds by four, 30-26. let's go to fedex field. packed by the way with fans who were so excited. boise state up 3-0. brian saunders punting but the broncos bring the pressure. the punt is blocked by austin. i want sets up the boise state touchdown. the broncos lead 17-0 in the first quarter. tyler leeds the hokies. look at this. down to the 1 yard line. that was set up. a ryan williams touchdown. the hokies were not quitting. broncos quarterback gives it to harper on third and one. look at this guy. 71 yards for the touchdown.
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boise state goes back up 26-21 but the extra point was no good. three minutes later hokies to taylor. boykin breaks the tackle. 28 yards for the touchdown. the hokies currently lead the game in the beginning of the fourth. 30-26. to baltimore we go. navy and maryland playing for only the second time in had a years. second quarter we'll start you out the terps were up 14-7. the men trying to tie it. the rookie fumbles. take another look. they lost two fumbles by the way. they lost two fumbles at the maryland goal line. tension led up to a fired up navy coach. look at that. blowing lots of scoring chance. terps still up seven. greg jones gets the pitch on the
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reverse. 53 yards later he's finally tackled, maryland 23 yard line. that would set up navy's tying touchdown. 37 seconds to go in the game. the terps up three. everyone is saying please let it fall my way. can't watch. that was his daughter there pap maryland student looks on with nerves. fourth in goal, ricky dobbs stopped. the terps amazing goal line standing hold on to wayne thriller 17-14. the coach said he knew his kids could fight hard. >> i've been teaching the kids all along what it takes to be 10-2 or 2-10. it's a matter of want to get more and fighting through the tough times, you know. guys give up so easy today. i'm proud of our kids how they hung in there and kept fighting. there will be ebb and flow in every game. football is such a great game.
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>> the coach and the terps win their first game of the season against navy. moving on to baseball. nobody has bean better example of being ready when your number is called than danny espinoza. he was called up on wednesday. he had an afternoon that most veterans only dream of. he is the reason that the nationals crushed the mets 13-5. here he is, called up from aaa last wednesday. he lifts the fly ball down the left field line. look at that. gets out for espinoz a's second career major league home run. bottom of the sixth, nationals up. bases loaded. he delivered again. a grand slam. second home run of the game, a third of his major league career. finishes the day 4-5 with 6 rbi. gets a curtain call. what a day. this is the best part. you can't have a day like that without pie in the face.
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